30 November 2006


I found BlogPulse, which has some interesting tools for analysis of the Blogosphere.
I quote "What is BlogPulse?
BlogPulse is an automated trend discovery system for blogs. Blogs, a term that is short for weblogs, represent the fastest-growing medium of personal publishing and the newest method of individual expression and opinion on the Internet. BlogPulse applies machine-learning and natural-language processing techniques to discover trends in the highly dynamic world of blogs. BlogPulse is brought to you by Nielsen BuzzMetrics. "

25 November 2006


Technorati considers itself to be the recognized authority on what's happening on the World Live Web, right now. The Live Web is - in their words - the dynamic and always-updating portion of the Web. We search, surface, and organize blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.) increasingly referred to as “citizen media.”

As they say, on the World Live Web, bloggers frequently link to and comment on other blogs, creating the type of immediate connection one would have in a conversation. Technorati tracks these links, and thus the relative relevance of blogs, photos, videos etc. Technorati rapidly indexes tens of thousands of updates every hour, and so they monitor these live communities and the conversations they foster.

On Technorati you can search blogs based on tags, on the blog text or on the Technorati directory. Also you can search on authority, which is determined by the number of links to a certain blog. And also you can find out who is referring to your blog.

I think Technorati is an important example of how the social web is evolving.

I've claimed my blog on Technorati too. Look here for my Technorati Profile.

Website traffic analysis services

When I started this blog I thought it would be useful to be able to monitor the traffic to this blog. Doing so certainly fits into the theme of this blog. So for starters I installed a few services (WebStats4U, OneStat and of course Google Analystics) to investigate which one serves me best. I also made up a list of (partially) free website traffic analysis services:

If I have some spare time I might try to write an evaluation of these services.

20 November 2006

Welcome to my blog

I decided to reorganize my groups and blogs.
I'm going to abandon my groups at MSN and Yahoo!: http://groups.msn.com/eenwereldwijdwebvankennis and http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/aworldwidewebofknowledge/.

In this blog I wil try to gather all I discover about new web technologies, the social web and the influence on marketing. In another blog, at my Windows Live Space http://ableijs.spaces.live.com/, I will record more diverse stories and cover different subjects, either personal or professional, because are part of my life.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Arne Bleijs.